Lakeville North Student Killed in Crash: Crime Roundup

The top police, court and fire stories from our Patch sites in the Twin Cities include more information on a fatal crash into a pond, a stabbing and a prisoner escape.

Police lights. Credit: Patch
Police lights. Credit: Patch


Wife Charged in Stabbing Death of Richfield Man

Habibi Gessese Tesema had approximately 30 injuries, cuts and stab wounds, according to the criminal complaint.


Minnetonka Fire Department Tackles Fire on Victor Lane

There were no injuries, but neighbors describe an explosion that severely damaged the home.

Maple Grove

Neighborhood Fears Serial Burglar in Maple Grove

In all incidents, the suspect(s) broke a rear sliding glass or patio door and stole jewelry and cash.

St. Louis Park

Woman Charged With Giving Hard Cider to Minors in Her St. Louis Park Home

The woman is accused of giving bottles of Angry Orchard hard cider to a group of minors.

Woman Robbed of iPhone at Gunpoint on Louisiana Avenue

A man forced himself into her parked Toyota Camry at gunpoint on Nov. 8.

Driver Might Have Overcorrected Before Going Into Holding Pond

A warrant says preliminary information shows evidence of overcorrection near the intersections of highways 100 and 7.


St. Paul Man Sentenced for Stealing Car in Woodbury

A St. Paul man with two previous convictions for car theft has been sentenced for stealing a car from a Woodbury shopping center parking lot in March.


St. Paul Man Sentenced for Harassing Oakdale Woman

A St. Paul man who sent numerous text messages to an Oakdale woman who had a protection order against him has been sentenced.


UPDATED: Lakeville North Student Killed in Accident on Dodd Boulevard

The crash was reported on Wednesday morning at 9:45 a.m., just a quarter mile from the high school.

Lakeville Strip Mall Burglaries Affect Businesses Along Interstate 35

Police ask residents to report suspicious activity at closed businesses.

Former Lakeville Priest on List of Priests Accused of Abusing Minors

Timothy McCarthy served at All Saints Catholic Church in Lakeville for three years in the '70s.


Cab Rider Makes Off with $200: Eagan Police Blotter

In another report, a woman called police and was arrested for giving a fake name, and a man received a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS. 

Eagan Day Care Provider Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

The Star Tribune reports that Beverly Greenagel could spend one month in jail.

Apple Valley

‘She Even Took the Cat’: Man Describes Why He Dropped $1K on MOA Crowd

When Apple Valley resident Serge Vorobyov dropped 1,000 dollar bills over a Mall of America railing while a choir performed "Let it Snow," people responded with as much confusion as excitement. Police certainly didn’t; they ticketed him for disorderly conduct before releasing him.


Escaped Shakopee Prisoner Caught Within 23 Minutes

Shakopee police took just 23 minutes to apprehend an inmate who escaped from the Shakopee women’s prison Monday.


One Last Grass Fire in Hudson?

An afternoon blaze on Alexander Road was one of three calls to the Hudson Fire Department.


Anti-Police Graffiti Appears on Stillwater's Main Street Stairs

The spray-painted markings included a drawing of a police officer.

Police: Broken Fudge-Shop Window Leads to Fight, Arrest

Officers cited a bouncer from Rafters bar after he chased and attacked a male who witnesses said had run from the vicinity of Barbara Ann's Fudge, according to a Stillwater Police report.

Charges Say Stillwater Man Was Shipped Pot Inside Stereo Speakers

Homeland Security agents investigated after a shipping company reported a suspicious crate addressed to Joshua Lowell Volkman, 22, according to a criminal complaint.


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